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Black History Month & MLK Commemoration:

Sybrina  Fulton
Sybrina Fulton

Mother of Trayvon Martin

After the death of her son made national headlines, Fulton channeled her loss to become a gun control law activist and motivational speaker.

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Christopher  Emdin
Christopher Emdin

Professor of Science Education & Author

Christopher Emdin teaches STEM classes at Columbia where he serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center. He wrote Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation.

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Melissa  Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

Professor & Writer

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Committed to diversifying American journalism, she hosted the award winning television show Melissa Harris-Perry from 2012-2016 on MSNBC.

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Dr. John  Hodge
Dr. John Hodge

President, Urban Learning & Leadership Center

Dr. John W. Hodge is president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap.

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Talithia  Williams
Talithia Williams

Big Data Expert, Professor, Host of Nova Wonders

A popular TED speaker and passionate STEM education advocate, Dr. Williams deploys data in unusual and insightful ways, viewing subjects ranging from health to diversity in a new light.  

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John B. King
John B. King

Secretary of Education under President Obama

An inspiring educational leader and advocate, King’s own story is proof of the transformative power of education. He shares a passionate message about access to opportunity and America’s future.

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Wil  Haygood
Wil Haygood

Acclaimed Biographer & Pulitzer Finalist

Best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood tells the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race and the lives of change-making African-Americans.

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Freeman  Hrabowski
Freeman Hrabowski

President of the University of Maryland

Award-winning educator and diversity expert Hrabowski transformed UMBC with his enthusiasm for STEM. Partnering with businesses, UMBC fosters skills to ensure employability.

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